So you haven’t ordered your Christmas ham or turkey yet? These are the best butchers in town that will come to your rescue…
Sure there are loads of Christmas buffets going on, but sometimes you just want to glaze your own ham. Or roast a turkey the way your family always did it. Or show off your recipe for the best beef roast. You might have been super organised and ordered well in advance, but if you’re like us, you might be on a last-minute scramble to save Christmas lunch or dinner. Here are the best butchers in Singapore you need to hit up. Now.
The Meat Club
You can count on the Aussies to get great meat to us here in Singapore. The premium produce here spans steak, sausages, lamb and pork, with Halal, gluten-free and organic options: order online, and it’s delivered straight to your door. For Christmas, it’s all about serving a delicious ham (choose from raw, smoked or honey baked) or a juicy turkey. But be quick! All orders to be placed by email to email@example.com.
Shop online at themeatclub.com.sg.
If you don’t already know about this East Coast fave, you need to change your shopping habits, stat. It’s a go-to for fantastic gluten-free sausages, organic chicken and Australian grass-fed beef that’s flown in fresh, not frozen – and we think meat is incredibly affordable for the quality. Cooked and ready-to-eat Christmas hams include Australian Gammon, which starts at $75 for 1kg and comes with homemade pineapple sauce. The boneless ham (ready for you to glaze!) starts at $83 – choose from heritage of free-range ham. Determined to do a roast? Check out the French turkeys and Wagyu, Angus or grass-fed beef packages that come with gourmet sauce; lamb or pork your thing? They have that stuffed or already scored. Home delivery is free for orders over $100: bonus points for impeccable online and delivery service.
Oh Deli, 421 East Coast Rd, Singapore 429008; www.ohdeli.com.sg
Pre-order online right now for your Christmas turkey from the US, already thawed for you and with free stuffing, but if you’re into multitasking order the infamous TURDUCKEN. Yes, that’s a turkey, duck and chicken all in one epic roast. As for the hams, there’s something just the way you like it: raw gammon ($65 for 2-2.5kg), semi-bone honey-baked ham ($160 for 5-6kg), semi-bone smoked ham ($145), boneless honey-baked ($72 for 1.5-1.8kg). We want ALL the smoked hams from Australia’s Barossa Valley. Want to go all out? A full leg of double-smoked Barossa ham with set you back $200. If you’re going beyond glazing a ham and want a hearty roast, there’s rolled pork with apple and date stuffing, porchetta and lamb leg.
The Butcher, outlets in Holland Village, Parkway Parade and UE Square; www.thebutcher.com.sg
Want the Christmas spread put together for you? We’re into the premium produce at Swiss Butchery, and like the idea of having someone take care of the menu planning. Take the Quiet Indulgence Set ($200) for starters, packed with caviar, roast chicken, porcini ham, prosecco, bread basket, and pate. If roasting your own turkey is a non-negotiable, there are brined and lightly marinated turkeys, with five flavours of home-made stuffing to choose from. (By the way, we won’t judge if you want the folks at Swiss Butchery to roast yours for you on the Big Day. The Beechwood Smoked Roast Turkey, from $99, sounds amazing). Master Butcher Matthias Orth has gone all out with the hams too. Check out his apple cinnamon ham, Juniper ham and walnut ham, which are lower in salt. Or splurge on a Champagne ham at $149.90.
Swiss Butchery, 30 Greenwood Ave, Singapore 289230 and Tanglin Post Office, 56 Tanglin Rd Singapore 247964; see website for various concession outlets; www.swissbutchery.com.sg
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